Founders

Perry Toms, CEO

Perry Toms co-founded Steeper Energy in January 2011, and is the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). A graduate of the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business, he has held various executive management positions related to corporate and business development within the conventional and renewable energy industries.

Perry has over 25 years of senior executive experience with such companies as Noranda Gas, Murphy Oil, TransAlta Corporation, Energy Developments, Novera Energy, Enmax, ABG Biodiesel, and Ignite Energy Resources.

His recent career has focused on corporate and business development services to the emerging renewable energy and clean-tech sectors located in North America, Australasia and Europe. This includes non-conventional technology project development and commercialization, including natural gas cogeneration, wind, biomass, gasification, bio-diesel, hydrothermal upgrading and carbon offset projects.

 

Steen Iversen, CTO

Dr. Steen Iversen is co-founder of Steeper Energy, and currently holds the position of Chief Technical Officer (CTO) with a PhD in Chemical Engineering.

He is responsible for all technological activities within Steeper.

Steen has a broad managerial, technical and business experience in developing new, cutting-edge technologies, from concept to commercialization in the renewable energy and nanotechnology sectors.

He has over 25 years’ experience in the energy, renewables and environmental industries including the conversion of biomass and waste to energy by combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, and liquefaction technologies.

He also has 20 years’ experience in the development and commercialization of supercritical and hydrothermal technologies, including two of the most significant new commercial applications of supercritical fluids within the last 20 years: Superwood and DIAM cork stoppers.

Steen has won grants worth over US$50 million throughout his career, is also the inventor of 39 patent families (200+ national patents and patents pending) and has authored approximately 50 papers presented in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences.

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